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Tesla, SolarCity close to merger agreement, report says

4 hours 31 min ago
Tesla Motors and SolarCity have made progress in putting together a deal that will merge the electric car maker and the solar panel installer, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Next Range Rover could move upscale

13 hours 25 min ago
A new version of the Land Rover Discovery due in the first quarter of 2017 could give the automaker an opportunity to move the next Range Rover further upmarket, perhaps to compete with the Bentley Bentayga.

Ford&'s Samardzich: &'I wanted to retire earlier rather than later&'

13 hours 25 min ago
Now that Ford of Europe is profitable again, COO Barb Samardzich is retiring and returning home to the U.S. before deciding on the next step in her career. The head of Ford South America will replace her.

Safety 'shenanigans' must be addressed, Nader says

13 hours 25 min ago
It takes a surprisingly small number of people to change the world - and that's one thing consumer advocate Ralph Nader, who was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame last week, wishes more people realized.

Hyundai r&d chief: No fear of Apple, Google

23 July, 2016 - 07:01
Google won't challenge old-school metal-benders by trying to make cars, says Hyundai Motor Group's global randd chief.

Mazda diesel still in the plans, CEO says

23 July, 2016 - 07:01
While diesel-powered Mazdas haven't made a U.S. debut yet, the automaker still plans on offering them stateside.

She&'s driving GM in a new direction

23 July, 2016 - 07:01
Julia Steyn, who is leading GM's various experiments in vehicle sharing and transportation services under the Maven brand, says she's encouraged by the early results.

Car-hacking has the industry's highest level of attention, conference shows

22 July, 2016 - 23:16
If the 500-strong crowd at the Billington Global Automotive Cybersecurity Summit here today is any indication, cybersecurity now has the automobile industry's undivided attention.

Auto industry should enlist hackers to aid in cybersecurity, panelists say

22 July, 2016 - 22:47
If the auto industry wants protection from the most talented players in the cybersecurity field, then it needs to attract hackers, panelists said today at the Billington Global Automotive Cybersecurity Summit.

Axalta acquires United Paint's automotive coatings business

22 July, 2016 - 22:43
Axalta Coating Systems has acquired United Paint and Chemical's automotive interior coatings business. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

FCA recalling 410,000 vehicles for software, wiring issues

22 July, 2016 - 22:32
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it is recalling nearly 410,000 vehicles worldwide because of a defect that can lead to a loss of propulsion.

Autoliv net income gains 8.5% in Q2 as airbag business grows

22 July, 2016 - 19:46
Swedish safety products supplier Autoliv said it posted gains across all its product lines during the second quarter as it generated more airbag business than expected in the wake of the Takata recall crisis.

For Elon Musk, Tesla's impresario, the latest act falls flat

22 July, 2016 - 19:12
The hints, the tweets, the will-he-or-won't-he suspense. It was classic showman Elon Musk. Then his much-hyped 1,500-word manifesto dropped and -- whiff.

Automotive Hall of Fame mulls move to downtown Detroit

22 July, 2016 - 18:49
After nearly 20 years in Dearborn, Mich., the Automotive Hall of Fame's president says it's time to move the museum to downtown Detroit.

Samsung invests $449 million in China's BYD

22 July, 2016 - 17:19
Samsung pursued a stake in EV specialist BYD after an affiliate was among foreign battery makers left off a list of suppliers approved by China, where sales of EVs are surging and the government has sped up construction of charging points.

GM, Isuzu end pickup truck tie-up in Asia; GM eyes more upscale market

22 July, 2016 - 13:22
GM and Isuzu have agreed to stop working together on developing midsize pickup trucks made in Asia, as the U.S. automaker focuses on the higher end of the market while the Japanese firm sticks to selling vehicles for everyday commercial purposes.

GM, Isuzu to end pickup truck development partnership in Asia

22 July, 2016 - 13:22
General Motors and Isuzu have agreed to cease collaboration on the development of midsize pick-up trucks made in Asia, ending a joint product development relationship that dates back to the mid-2000s.

U.S. Energy department expands EV charging loan guarantees

22 July, 2016 - 00:47
The White House is expanding a federal loan guarantee program to include companies building electric vehicle charging stations, as part of a broader effort to boost EV sales.

Suspect in shooting of 2 UAW officials in Chicago pleads not guilty to attempted murder

22 July, 2016 - 00:00
The man who allegedly shot two UAW local officials outside of a union hall in Chicago was charged with eight counts of attempted murder.

Musk's new Tesla 'master plan' comes with big price tag

21 July, 2016 - 23:10
Elon Musk's latest "master plan" for Tesla Motors to develop an electric commercial truck, a public bus, a pickup and systems to enable fully autonomous driving, could cost $2 billion to $3 billion or more, experts and analysts said Thursday.

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